EA Sports Active 2.0 gets you working out whilst playing games

EA is taking exercising in front of your games console to the next level with the announcement of a new version of EA Sports Active dubbed, wait for it, EA Sports Active 2.0.

Rather than just being an update of the previous version that first came out on the Wii, the new game, which will also be available for the PS3, will feature a new wireless control system that includes a heart rate monitor so you can track your work out more effectively.

“The launch of EA Sports Active 2.0 will define a new era of interactive fitness with the use of innovative motion sensor peripherals and a heart rate monitor that provide users with a fitness experience delivering real, measurable results”, says Tarrnie Williams, executive producer, EA Sports Active, presumably on a treadmill at the time.

Information can then be monitored and shared with the "community" so you can be encouraged or baited by your friends.

Also new to Active 2.0 is a three-phase, 9-week program that promises to provide a fitness roadmap to help keep users motivated and on track with their fitness goals.

If that sounds like too much hard work, EA are keen to stress that there will also be additional mini-programs available to add on.

PS3 users will also have the ability to download further workouts and exercise programs, although that feature won't be available for the Nintendo Wii, iPhone or iPod touch offerings.



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